The Cathedral Basilica follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ann Fox in the Rectory office at (314) 373-8208.
Important Information and Forms
- Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet
- Workers Registration Form
- Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form
- American Checked Background Disclosure Form
- Virtus Registration Instructions
- Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth
Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse and
Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
To report adult abuse and neglect
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline
For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese’s Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports or contact:
Office of Child and Youth Protection (314) 792-7704
Archdiocese of St. Louis: www.archstl.org
Adult survivors of chid sexual abuse
As part of our promise to protect and pledge to heal, the Archdiocese of St. Louis invites adult survivors of child sexual abuse to participate in a support group program to begin Wednesday, April 24. Sponsored by the Archdiocese, this expanded ministry will be offered at the Watson Road location of Saint Louis Counseling in Crestwood and is available to adult survivors at no cost. The closed groups will meet for six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm until 7pm. Adult survivors of child sexual abuse may inquire by calling 314-544-3800. Registration is required and space is limited.
Protecting God’s Children
The archdiocese’s Safe Environment Program requires all clergy and adult employees and volunteers who work with or near minors and/or vulnerable adults to attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop and complete online training updates every three years; read and sign the archdiocese’s Code of Ethical Conduct for Clergy, Employees, and Volunteers Working in Ministry; and complete a national criminal record check and agree to regular screening updates. The Protecting God’s Children program, developed by VIRTUS® and used by dioceses throughout the country, educates participants to identify the signs of child sexual abuse, understand the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and be aware of the steps that can be taken to prevent ongoing or future abuse.